Talk:New Member Orientation

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The garbage night instructions are also found here: Shop_Operations#Garbage_Night. I'm going to merge them at some point. Angineer (talk) 18:55, 24 October 2019 (PDT)


To extend my previous comment, I think this page is getting a little bloated, to the point of almost being a single-page equivalent of the rest of the wiki. If a single page format is best for us, that's fine, but having the same info in multiple places can hurt us for a few reasons:

  • Things can get out of date more easily, as someone may update information in one spot but miss another spot
  • The flip-side of the prior point: having 2 places to update is twice as much maintenance
  • Multiple locations for information makes it harder to find; it also makes it more likely that people will be reading info that's out of date

Here are some examples that I think we could consolidate:

What do other folks think?

Andy Tracy (talk) 08:36, 25 January 2020 (PST)


Calling it "a single-page equivalent of the rest of the wiki" is a bit of an overstatement.

The goal is to provide a short set of answers to the questions new members usually have, and was written based on questions from new members.

Regardless, I'm open to suggestions for ways to lean it down, in particular suggestions for links to more in-depth pages, and suggestions for content that can be moved or replaced by reference to those more in-depth pages. Garbage night, for example, is a good candidate.

Steve (user sowens)


Alright, sounds good. I'll probably work on a list of things that I think could get consolidated and stick it here so we can remove it as we go through it. I recall someone talking about printing this page out and keeping a paper copy by the door--that's probably another good argument for this format.

Actually, I think I'll put it here so it's more visible: Contribution Guide

Andy Tracy (talk) 18:31, 30 January 2020 (PST)


Yeah, they keep a printed stack of them by the waivers to give to new members.

Steve (user sowens)